Apple faces poaching suit

 
Joseph Millis
Electric car battery maker A123 Systems has launched legal action against Apple, alleging that it had poached its engineers to build a large-scale battery division.

Analysts believe Apple is looking to design an electric car of its own.

A123 is a pioneering industrial lithium-ion battery maker, backed by a $249m (£169m) US federal grant. It filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and has been disposing assets.

Neither Apple nor A123 respond­ed to requests for comment.

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